Natia32:10...When they hit 11-12-13, part of who they want to be is to be independent of you. They are not going to want to share lot of that, especially technology because it is very private for them. Then younger they will ... So you have more of an opportunity to be welcomed in to that world. But I just think you have to reverse? carefully, you do not want to kill if for the kids either. I get annoyed hearing adults constantly saying, constantly educating kids as opposed to sort of enjoying, having discussion, letting the kids figure out things. Just you do not have to be purposely pedagogical all the time but if you are critical thinker that is what is going to come up in your conversation.
9:26...The problem I find is that we do not have as much time as parents had before. So I guess we have to try to find most possible time to spend with kids and actually talk. I do not mean talking when you are driving or eating, but really sitting down and talking and just knowing, getting to know the person.
0:06:16.5 the first thing is I think that I know it's very difficult to not do this because I myself sometimes feel like doing it and it’s very challenging for me not to do it ... never give your child a device because your are feeling lazy you don’t want to talk to them or because you are in a social place and you want them to quiet because they think you are refraining from teaching them very important values and you are not teaching them very important behaviours that crucial in your development around people, behaving around people and how to deal with people.
Xuealine EXTRA---No matter what it will always be there around us? Social media is so powerful an out there. This way as parents we have to be on our Ps and Qs and set boundaries with our children. Although teaching our children responsible use of technologies is about so much more than making sure they are not sharing news on social media or waiting hours on games.
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"Kids can practice tracing uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, their own names, and words with iTrace. Kids also can learn letter names (not phonetic pronunciations) and word recognition for more than 500 words."
"Splash Math Kindergarten is a highly customizable math app for preschool and kindergarten kids. The skills covered align with Common Core Standards for kindergarten math, and parents can customize the skills kids will practice, see reports of kids' progress, set learning goals, and get email or push reminders for kids to do daily math practice"
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"Kids can learn vocabulary related to emotions, how to express feelings in healthy ways, and how to identify what other people are feeling, too, on Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings. Through the drawing easel, kids can learn that expressing their feelings through artwork is another option for processing and sharing feelings. The photo booth helps kids notice what a feeling typically looks like on someone else's face as well as on their own, increasing social-emotional awareness and empathy. By practicing an easy deep-breathing exercise, kids can learn to handle stress and reduce anger physically. As kids watch Daniel handle situations in the song videos, they may learn strategies to control their own behavior in healthy ways."
"Kids can learn to think about their own routines and to get ready for school more independently. The app breaks down the morning routine step by step. Instead of having parents rush kids along in the morning, kids can follow the examples given in the app and get going on their own."
"Kids can learn to follow steps to create four foods. They add ingredients and do a few interactive extras: stir batter by twirling a finger, tilt the screen to flip a pancake, tap blueberries on top in fun patterns, and more."
"Kids choose the characters and setting for each scene, then just move the pieces around like they were playing with action figures, providing their own dialogue as the iPad records it all. They can then add a musical score with the appropriate emotional tone."
"Kids can learn to engage their imaginations as well as practice table manners and social skills while playing Toca Tea Party. As they make choices for what items to include on the table and which food and drink to serve, kids exercise decision-making: "What do I think makes a good party?" Each planning choice shows social respect for their guests. Toca Tea Party is a sweet pretend-play app that extends screen play into real life and helps kids build their imaginations."
"Kids can learn about identifying emotions through facial expressions and reaction to stimuli in this creative app. Kids are encouraged to use their imagination to make new creative scenes by using props to dress and interact with three friendly, zany animal characters. By playing Avokiddo Emotions, kids engage in lots of silly fun while exploring emotional and creative development."
Well-monitored site where kids uphold community standards.
Kids can learn important social skills presented on Social Adventures in seven areas: Initiating social contact; maintaining conversations; advocating and compromising; getting regulated; interpreting non-verbal skills; negotiating space; and experiencing humor. For example, under the "advocating and compromising" category, kids can learn how to politely say "no" to a friend's idea. Kids will also practice following directions, listening skills, self-awareness, making wise decisions, and more. Social Adventures can be a powerful tool to help kids become more comfortable socially through simple lessons and fun games.